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London Police Roll Out Live Facial Recognition Cams

Reuters reports: British police are to start operational use of live facial recognition (LFR) cameras in London, despite warnings over privacy from rights groups and concerns expressed by the government’s own surveillance watchdog. First used in the capital at the Notting Hill carnival in 2016, the cameras will alert police when they spot anyone on “wanted” lists. “The use of …

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China Expands Virus Lockdown To 36 Million [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: On the eve of the Lunar New Year, transportation was shut down in at least 13 cities home to more than 36 million people. The cities are Wuhan, where the illness has been concentrated, and 12 of its neighbors in central China’s Hubei province. Normally bustling streets, malls and other public spaces were eerily quiet in …

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Cruz Goes McSally On “Obnoxious” CNN Reporter

Mediaite reports: Senator Ted Cruz took a page from President Donald Trump’s “the best defense is a good offense” playbook in a Friday tweet that took a shot at CNN Capitol Hill reporter Manu Raju, and also, quite curiously, played the victim card against one of the more respected reporters inside the beltway. While covering the ongoing impeachment trial of …

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Glorious Leader Posts “Obama Spied On Me” Meme

The meme is currently pinned to the top of Trump’s feed: Trump seems to be stuck in pre-2016 years when Barack Obama was still the President. Or so it would seem from a recent meme that the POTUS shared featuring a photoshopped image of Obama and himself. In the fake image, Trump can be seen standing while leaning against a …

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GOP Warns: We’ll Drag This Out If Dems Call Bolton

The Hill reports: Republicans are using the threat of a protracted executive privilege battle as a cudgel to dissuade their colleagues from calling former national security adviser John Bolton to testify at President Trump’s impeachment trial. As the Senate barrels toward a make-or-break moment on witnesses next week, Trump allies and members of leadership are warning that calling Bolton, or …

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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Playbill reports: Tony and Grammy winners Ben Platt, Cyndi Lauper, and John Legend, as well as Tony nominee Debbie Allen, ballet superstar Misty Copeland, and violinist Joshua Bell, are among the artists who will take part in a tribute to Grammy executive producer Ken Ehrlich at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards. To acknowledge the importance of music education in schools …

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Trump Gets Triggered By Bloomberg Ad On Fox News

The New York Times reports: For weeks, President Trump’s advisers have urged him to ignore Michael R. Bloomberg’s nationally televised needling, warning him that it would only help the low-polling late entrant to the Democratic presidential primary by elevating his standing. Mr. Trump heeded the counsel for a while, according to several of his allies, even as he repeatedly expressed …

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DeVos: Being Pro-Choice Is Like Being Pro-Slavery

The Colorado Times-Recorder reports: Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos weighed in on a host of issues during the Colorado Christian University’s annual president’s dinner Wednesday night at the Museum of the Bible, at one point drawing comparisons of the abortion rights debate to the ending of slavery. “Lincoln too contended with the pro-choice arguments of his day. They suggested that …

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GOP OK Gov Bans State Travel To CA Over Abortion

The Oklahoman reports: Gov. Kevin Stitt is giving California a taste of its own medicine. Citing “Oklahoma’s pro-life stance,” Stitt on Thursday signed an executive order banning all nonessential state-funded travel to California. The move comes after the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in October banned city-funded travel to 22 states, including Oklahoma, that city officials say have “restrictive abortion …

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